Henry Knox: First Secretary of War
Henry Knox had no formal training or experience in war, but he had fighting in his blood and loved learning about artillery. This put him in a position to become a colonel in charge of artillery for the Continental Army and go on to become a brigadier general. After the Revolutionary War, Knox was elected the first secretary of war for the United States of America. Students will read the passage and respond to questions on the detail of the selection and character traits.